Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Friday, July 15, 2011

Egypt: Counter protest calls for end to Tahrir sit-in

Can you believe this? This is Nixon's old dodge.

CAIRO: Scores of Egyptians from the March 19 movement and others protested in support of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) calling themselves the “silent majority” at Cairo’s Roxy Square in the neighborhood of Heliopolis on Friday. The group was calling on protesters in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square to leave and accept the changes the SCAF and Prime Minister Essam Sharaf announced last week.

Scores? Is this all the protesters the "majority" can muster?

I hate to say it, but I fear a bloodbath is coming. So far nothing capital has tried to subvert the revolution has worked, and this pathetic "protest" will not do the trick for them either. It looks like a showdown is inevitable. Will the army defect to the people, that is the question. Let's hope.